Alice Jane Ashcraft
Alice Jane Laulis Ashcraft of Coupeville, Washington passed away on July 30, 2012 in Everett WA after a short illness. She was born in Enterprise, West Virginia on June 18, 1922 and recently celebrated her 90th birthday. She was the daughter of the late Thomas H. Laulis and Helen Cooper Laulis.
She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Gail Ashcraft in 2006. They were high school sweet hearts at Shinnston High School and were married for 66 years. They moved to Carmichael, California in 1956 and lived there until 2000 when they moved to Coupeville, Washington.
Alice led an active life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was an administrative secretary at Pope Avenue Elementary School in Sacramento, CA and volunteered her time as a docent at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and loved art and enjoyed creating pottery. She was also active in the Carmichael Presbyterian Church in Carmichael, CA and the United Methodist Church of Coupeville, WA.
Alice is survived by her two sons, David Robert Ashcraft, Sr., and his wife Janet Shelton of Vancouver, WA; James Gail Ashcraft and his wife Fran of San Diego, CA; one daughter, Carolyn Jane Garthwaite of Coupeville, WA. She is also survived by eight grandchildren: David R. Ashcraft, Jr. (wife Kari) of Ravensdale, WA; Timothy J. Ashcraft (wife Trina) of Waikoloa Village, HI; Christopher S. Ashcraft of Covington, WA; Gregory J. Ashcraft of Hillsboro, OR; Kimberly A. Ashcraft of Phoenix, AZ; Ami L. Muilenberg (husband Bill) of Athena, OR, Aaryn M. Dell'Antonia (husband Michael) of Coupeville, WA and Arik L. Garthwaite of Lynnwood, WA and nine great-grandchildren: Ryan Ashcraft, Dane Ashcraft, Kylan Ashcraft, Jaren Ashcraft, Jayden Ashcraft, Madelin Muilenberg, William Muilenberg, Jr, Gabrielle Dell'Antonia and Brooklynn Dell'Antonia.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday August 4, 2012 at the United Methodist Church in Coupeville, Washington with graveside services following at Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento California and please indicate the donation is made in the memory of Alice Ashcraft.